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We are hiring!

Thrive Occupational Therapy is looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our growing team! 

Job Description:

Thrive Occupational Therapy is seeking a contract Occupational Therapist to join our growing team. This is a sub-contractor position with a caseload that will develop and grow gradually. The majority of the caseload will be working with the pediatric population, with opportunities to take adult referrals. Experienced Occupational Therapists are preferred and compensated accordingly.

About Thrive Occupational Therapy

Thrive Occupational Therapy (Thrive OT) is a locally owned and operated company dedicated to serving adults and children (ages 1-19 years) within the Halifax Regional Municipality area and across Nova Scotia. ​

We deliver client centered services to adults and children primarily in their own homes, workplaces, and within school-based settings.


A company that celebrates the individual differences of each child using a sensory motor framework as well play and emotional connections support the development of motor, behavioural, cognitive, and social skills.


  • Assess the strengths and needs of children referred for Occupational Therapy, through formal and informal evaluation, as well as consultation with the family and other community partners e.g. school, psychology etc.

  • Develop and implement individualized therapy programs for each child based on evaluations and re-evaluate progress at regular intervals.

  • Collaborate with the family, child, and community partners for program development and implementation.

  • Ability to work independently and complete assessments, reports, and follow-up visits in a timely manner.

  • A background in some of the following areas: sensory processing, emotional regulation, trauma informed approach to practice, fine motor skills, handwriting, self-care skill development, and developmental and relationship-based approaches to support children and families.

  • Excellent report writing skills.

  • Excellent communication skills to effectively communicate with the child, family, and their team.

  • Preference given to those with experience working within mental health.

  • Above all - a passion for working with children and families with developmental needs!


  • Degree in Occupational Therapy, from an approved accredited University.

  • Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia (COTNS)

  • Professional liability insurance.

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle.

  • Additional car insurance coverage for business use.

  • Legal ability to work in Canada.

  • Criminal background check and vulnerable sector check required.


Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Halifax, NS: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


Application question(s):

  • Do you have access to a reliable vehicle and will you be willing to commute up to 2 hours outside of Halifax to complete client visits? (travel time is paid)

Job Type & Benefits: 

Job Type:

  • This position is a contract position within the private sector and thus the pay is hourly for billable hours worked. Hours worked may be flexible week to week based on the caseload and client cancellations. However, we are seeing a large influx of referrals and require a reliable Occupational Therapist that can jump in quickly with our team.


Work Location:

  • Primarily community based but clinic space available, depending on need.


Job Types: Full-time, Part-time


Salary: From $62.50 per hour


Expected hours: 25 – 35 per week

Benefits & Compensation:

  • Compensation is hourly as a percentage of billing (contractor position). Starting at 50% of hourly rate, with potential to increase based on relevant experience.

  • Travel compensation.

  • Flexible scheduling.

  • Mentorship and supervision available.

  • Education stipend available.

Please send your resume to We invite you to apply and share with any friends or family who may be interested in this position!
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